May 22, 2023

Sr. Regional Manager, TPM

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full-time Management - Maintenance

Job Description


Ideal candidates live in Western United States or Texas.

The Sr. Regional Manager, TPM will be responsible for collaborating with the factories to execute the AFNA Continuous Improvement strategy to transform Manufacturing and Maintenance operations to World Class. This role is a key leadership position providing corporate hands-on support to improve productivity through the implementation of TPM and strategic initiatives. The position provides training, coaching, assisting, and assessment across all active TPM Pillars and serves as the subject matter expert on Leadership, AM and PM pillar methodologies and integration of other pillar capabilities. The TPM Regional Sr. Manager is a key process leader for the Master planning cycle and associated review cycles. This position will also collaborate with the other groups within the Operations Strategy & Support function and plant leadership team by introducing continuous improvement methodologies. They will drive cultural change in order to improve and sustain operational excellence and production performance KPIs.


  • Work closely with Operations Leadership and Factory Personnel to lead the development and execution of the factory Key priorities and Master plan.
  • Support the OSS/Pillar Leaders in coaching, assisting, assessing, reporting and training of TPM methodologies
  • Evaluate current progress on TPM Phase status, driving the implementation of Best Practices related to systems, processes methods, organization, staffing, and employee skill levels.
  • Propose and monitor key performance indicators in accordance with the Best Manufacturing Practices.
  • Support LS pillar as an OSS windows function in order to coach, train, assist GM and plant leadership for enhancing the Pillars integration and the cultural/behavioral changes.
  • Assist GM and all plant pillar leaders in advancing their Leadership Pillar learning card
  • Guide the factories to increase OEE and reduce other productivity losses in equipment, processes or areas of common occurrence.
  • Ensure the systematic review all line, processes, and utilities that are critical to the business and those where failure can have an unacceptable impact on safety, personnel safety, food safety, environment, or compliance with the law.
  • Encourage close teamwork between all functions (Engineering, Productions, Quality Management, Safety, etc.) to address factory loss reduction.
  • Develop and lead a network of Factory SME’s (subject matter experts). Train and guide them in the implementation and leadership of the TPM/TDC Reliability program in their factories.
  • Works with functional and cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for improvement, gathering data, analyzing and developing improvements
  • Assists the OSS/Pillar Leaders in the standardization and development of TPM pillar systems.
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned
  • Guide the development and maturity of Factory Natural work teams as they build skills to manage their areas of line responsibility and address Kaizen works to improve TDC savings
  • Assists engineering team in designing, assessing, installing, and commissioning specific production processes which involve unique technology, functional machines, and the other cases as needed
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s in Continuous Improvement, Business management, Engineering or related field from accredited school required
  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing, preferably food or CPG manufacturing
  • Practical knowledge for application of TPM in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with hands-on experience using Kaizen and other continuous improvement methods and tools.
  • Proven effective analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to travel as needed in support of plants, approximately 60-75%


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